My Baggage Lies Over The Ocean

Type of Activity: Energizer

Props Needed: None

Set Up: You’ll need enough room to create one big circle with your group. Plays well with 10 to 25 (or more) participants for 12 to 17 minutes.

Process: This is a warm-up that includes the vocal cords – yes, this one’s a singer. The song is sung to the tune of, “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean.” Just replace the words with the ones below. So, go ahead and practice.

My Baggage Lies over the Ocean, My Baggage Lies over the Sea,

My Baggage Lies over the Ocean, oh, bring back my Baggage to me!

Bring Back, Bring Back, oh, Bring Back my Baggage to me to me.

Bring Back, Bring Back, oh, Bring Back my Baggage to me to me.

When the group has the words and the tune down, up the challenge. Singing the song again and have them clap on every “B” sound – mostly “Baggage” and several “Bring Backs.” The group might want to try this a couple times before practicing the next challenge. Perform a dip at the knees or stand back up on every other “B” sound – dipping on the first “Baggage” standing back up on the second “Baggage.” Then dip at the next “Baggage” standing back up at the next and so on through the song. It works out to everyone standing back up on the last “Baggage.” The triple challenge is to put the clapping and the dip/stand together. If the group is still having fun, give it another try a bit faster.

Variations: If you dare, alternate Claps and Dips. Will they end up standing or dipped?

For original write up purchase "Empty Bag.”  

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